Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.
By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.
Modern life makes it hard to be healthy. Making better choices today can have a huge influence on our health but it's not easy in our busy lives. One You (a Public Health England website) can help support you to make simple changes towards a longer and happier life.
Take the One You health quiz (for over 18s) to see how you score and start the fight back to a healthier you.
Read about Physical Activity for Health - some local exercise options are listed below:
Further information and support can be found in the other pages of our Self Care menu and also at:
Ask at Reception to book an appointment with an HCA for:
an NHS Health Check (for 40-74 year olds without a pre-existing condition, once every 5 years)
Stop Smoking services
referral to Weight management and Exercise on Prescription schemes (including Alive n Kicking for children)
www.nhs.uk - gateway to National Health Service organisations and health information
patient.info- evidence-based medical information for patients and health professionals, including leaflets
Wellaware - a resource site for local activities Tel. 0808 808 5252 (Freephone 9.30am - 4.30 pm, Mon-Fri) A free telephone and online information database for everyone in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset, with information on around 5,000 health, wellbeing and community groups, organisations, activities and services, including personal health services, lunch clubs, social groups to help around the house, help with transport, advice, counselling or any other form of support, information for carers, support for particular disabilities, culturally specific services and more.
Bristol Aging Better and LinkAge (for ages 55+)
Wellspring - a community-led health living and wellbeing centre in Barton Hill
Local community centres: St George Easton Kingswood Fishponds (the Beechwood Club) Hanham
The Care Forum - promoting health and wellbeing, including advocacy services
North Bristol NHS Trust (Southmead Hospital)
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (8 hospitals including BRI, Children's, St Michael's, Dental, Eye, Homeopathic)
Community Children's Health Partnership
Self Care Apps
HANDi (Apple/Android - free download) - expert support for common childhood illnesses
ESC Student (Apple/Android - cost applies) - helping students answer common health questions
Health and Fitness Tracker Apps on NHS Choices
Bristol Wellbeing Therapies courses - register online for free courses on a range of psychological and emotional difficulties, e.g. managing stress/anxiety/anger/worry. Form screened by clinician and place offered if appropriate. Not available to patients currently accessing talking therapies with BWT.
Ways to Wellbeing - free social support in the greater Fishponds area
Wellbeing through Nature courses (Avon Wildlife Trust)
Bristol MIND - for better mental health, including MindLine helpline
Womankind - providing free or affordable therapy to women in the Bristol area
Missing Link - women's mental health services
Mothers for Mothers - local postnatal depression support group
Childline - a free, private and confidential phone, email or 1-1 counsellor service for children
Rethink Mental Illness - advice and support for people suffering mental illness and their carers
Alcoholics Anonymous UK - if you think you have a problem with drinking
Al-Anon UK - if your life is affected by someone else's drinking
ROADS (Bristol Recovery Orientated Alcohol and Drugs Service) - a Bristol-wide service to support anyone directly or indirectly affected by the problems associated with drug and alcohol misuse
Narcotics Anonymous UK and/or Cocaine Anonymous UK
The Bridge - help after rape and sexual assault. 24 hour help line, including self-referral for Forensic Medical Examination
National Domestic Violence 24 hour Freephone Helpline
Next Link - domestic abuse support, including safe houses for women
Safe Link - sexual abuse support (for women, men or children)
Respect - a confidential and anonymous telephone and email service for anyone concerned about their violence and/or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner
Men's Advice Line - advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse
Do you provide help and support to a partner, relative, child, friend or neighbour who could not manage without your help due to physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or addiction?
Anyone can become a carer at any age - children and young people, parents, daughters, sons, spouses, partners and friends. Many people don't think of themselves as carers; they just look after someone close to them. Caring often just happens to you, as you find that someone close to you gradually needs more help. There are thousands of unpaid carers in Bristol. You may be a carer whether or not you live in the same house as the person you care for. If you receive a Carers Allowance or a direct payment to enable you to buy a service or equipment to help you in your caring role you are still a carer. If the person you care for, moves to live in a residential or nursing home you may still be a carer if you spend time managing their affairs and making sure that they are well cared for. People employed to give care, i.e. care assistants, care workers, nursing staff etc, are not included in this definition of carers, nor are people who work for organisations on a voluntary basis.
As a carer, it is important that you look after your own health so that you can go on caring for as long as you want to. It is easy not to look after your own health when you are looking after someone else. We want to be able to do all we can to try to help you to stay as fit and healthy as possible. We will do our best to help you look after yourself as well as the person you care for.
Juggling work and looking after someone can be difficult. Having an understanding and knowledgeable employer or manager can make this easier. Telling work you are a carer is not always an easy step and you might feel it depends on whether your employer is likely to be supportive. However, there may be existing support you are not aware of, colleagues may be supportive or they may even be in a similar caring situation themselves. As a carer you have the legal right to request flexible working to help you balance caring and work responsibilities - your employer has to seriously consider this request. You also have the right to take a ‘reasonable’ amount of time off work to deal with an emergency involving a dependent however it is at the employer’s discretion whether this leave is paid or unpaid. This right includes some protection from victimization and dismissal.
Whether it’s a friend, family member, community worker, GP, nurse or other professional, many carers find it useful to be able to ‘off load’ the stresses and strains that caring can bring. It is important to be aware of the affect that caring has on you and your own health. Talking about this can help in itself or be the first step to getting the support that you need.
This is a charity which provides support, information and advice to carers of any age living in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire areas. They provide a range of services such as:
If you think you might benefit from having a Carers Assessment or would like other information, advice or support to help you in your caring role, visit their website or call their helpline, Carersline on 0117 965 2200
Other local Carers Services can be found via the search function on NHS Choices
Please also see our Carers Information page for details of the Carers Direct helpline and other information that may support you in your caring role.
We keep a register of carers who are our patients so that we can support you better. Please read our Carer Leaflet (2 page pdf) and use our online form to register with us. Or you can ask at Reception for printed copies of these documents. If you stop being a Carer, please let us know so that we can update our records.
We recommend you apply for a Carer's Emergency Card
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